Many users report to run into the mysterious Bluetooth disabled problem when they are attempting to connect their devices to the computer. If you’re also in the same situation, don’t worry – you can fix it quickly with the fixes below…
How to fix the Bluetooth disabled issue
Here are four fixes that have helped other users resolve the Bluetooth disabled problem. You may not have to try them all; just work your way down the list until you find the one that works for you.
- Check if your computer supports Bluetooth
- Re-enable the Bluetooth driver software in Device Manager
- Run Bluetooth Troubleshooter
- Update your Bluetooth driver
Fix 1: Check if your computer supports Bluetooth
Before getting down to solving the Bluetooth disabled problem, you should probably check if your computer supports Bluetooth at all. Because if it’s not supporting Bluetooth, you won’t be able to use Bluetooth in the first place.
Here i show to check whether your computer supports Bluetooth:
1) On your keyboard, press the Windows logo key and R at the same time, then type devmgmt.msc and press Enter.
2) In Device Manager, check to see if there’s a section for Bluetooth:
- If there is at least one item in the Bluetooth category, it means that your computer supports Bluetooth.
- If there is no category for Bluetooth in Device Manager at all, then it means that your computer doesn’t support Bluetooth at the moment. But don’t worry – you can buy a Bluetooth receiver to enable the feature.
Fix 2: Re-enable the Bluetooth driver software in Device Manager
You can also try re-enabling the Bluetooth driver software to see if it fixes the issue.
Here is how to do it:
1) In Device Manager, locate your Bluetooth device and click Disable device.
2) Click Yes to confirm disabling your Bluetooth device.
3) Right click on your Bluetooth device again and click Enable device.
4) On your keyboard, press the Windows logo key and I at the same time to open Windows Settings window. While in the window, click Devices.
5) Check to see if Bluetooth is On. If yes, then great! If not, please move on to the next fix, below.
Fix 3: Run Bluetooth Troubleshooter
Troubleshooter is a useful Windows tool that helps diagnose and automatically solve the problems for different hardware devices. In this case, you can run Bluetooth Troubleshooter to see if it can fix the Bluetooth disabled issue.
Here is how to do it:
1) On your keyboard, press the Windows logo key and type troubleshoot, then click Troubleshoot settings.
2) In the Troubleshoot window, scroll down the Bluetooth section and click Bluetooth > Run the troubleshooter.
3) Wait while the troubleshooter detects the problems and solves them. Once done, click Close to finish.
4) Test to see if Bluetooth is enabled on your computer.
Fix 4: Update your Bluetooth driver
This problem may occur if you are using the wrong Bluetooth driver or it’s out of date. So you should update your Bluetooth driver to see if it fixes your problem. If you don’t have the time, patience or skills to update the driver manually, you can do it automatically with Driver Easy.
Driver Easy will automatically recognize your system and find the correct drivers for it. You don’t need to know exactly what system your computer is running, you don’t need to be troubled by the wrong driver you would be downloading, and you don’t need to worry about making a mistake when installing. Driver Easy handles it all.
You can update your drivers automatically with either the FREE or the Pro version of Driver Easy. But with the Pro version it takes just 2 steps (and you get full support and a 30-day money back guarantee):
1) Download and install Driver Easy.
2) Run Driver Easy and click the Scan Now button. Driver Easy will then scan your computer and detect any problem drivers.
3) Click Update All to automatically download and install the correct version of ALL the drivers that are missing or out of date on your system (this requires the Pro version – you’ll be prompted to upgrade when you click Update All).
4) Restart your computer for the changes to take effect.
5) Check to see if Bluetooth works properly on your computer.
Hopefully the article has pointed you in the right direction in resolving the Bluetooth disabled issue. If you have any questions, ideas or suggestions, please let me know in the comments. Thanks for reading!